Registering your Dog
Each dog must be registered at the address where they spend most of their time. If you are under 16 years of age and own a dog, it must be registered under the name of a parent or guardian.
Any dogs not previously registered before will pay a pro rata fee calculated from the time the dog was three months old.
Dog re-registration (renewal) online
Update Owner or Dog Details and Register your dog
If you don't have an log-in account - Create a log-in account
It is important to note that BNZ charges a convenience fee of 2.49% per transaction to use this service (with a minimum fee of $1.00 per transaction). Council does not receive any part of this fee.
|CLASS OF DOG||BEFORE 1 AUG 2017||ON OR AFTER 1 AUG 2017|
|*Stock Working Dogs (solely for herding and driving stock)||$45||$67.50|
|Working Dogs (Police, Ministry, security or Search & Rescue)||No fee on application||No fee on application|
|Disability Assist Dogs (certified)||No fee on application||No fee on application|
|Dangerous Dogs||Additional 50% increase in dog fee applicable||Additional 50% increase in dog fee applicable|
* Working Dogs - All new dogs are registered as domestic. On application a dog may be changed from domestic to working status and rebate refunded if applicable.
- All dogs must be registered before three months of age
- New dogs over 3 months of age must be registered immediately
- Your annual registration expires on June 30th. Payments made after August 1st incur a late fee penalty
- Keeping an unregistered dog is an offence, even if you are not the owner.
Your tag for 2017-18 will be red.
If you require a replacement tag during the year, you can get one from our customer service centres in Barkes Corner, Waihi Beach, Katikati, Omokoroa or Te Puke. The cost for a replacement tag is $7.50.
|DOG POUND FEES||UNREGISTERED||REGISTERED|
|Second impounding (same dog within 24 months)||$160||$80|
|Third and subsequent impounding (for same dog |
within 24 months)
|Third and subsequent seizure ||$200|
Daily sustenance: $12.50 per day
Dog adoption: $220
Application for permit to keep more than 2 dogs in residential areas
Microchipping your Dog
All dogs in the Western Bay need to be microchipped. This is a small computer chip inserted under the skin which is used to identify your dog if it gets lost or stolen.
The only exemptions are working dogs that are kept solely for herding or stock driving.
Benefits of microchipping:
- Identification if your dog is lost or ends up at the pound
- Permanent method of identification
- Increases the chances of stolen dogs being returned.
How do I get my dog microchipped
Go to one of our five offices and pay the required microchipping fee.
The cost is $20 per dog.
Two copies of the microchipping certificate are given to you to take to the Te Puke or Katikati Pound during the respective pound's opening hours:
Te Puke 8.30am-9.30am and 3.30pm-4.30pm
Katikati 8.30am-9.30am and 4pm-5pm
Or you can make an appointment for the dog to be microchipped at Barkes Corner Office Greerton on Wednesday mornings between 8.30am–9.30am.
Under exceptional circumstances an Animal Services Officer can organise a home visit, such as for the elderly or disabled.
For home visits, owners must be at home during the day (9am-3pm). The ASO will make an appointment with the dog owner for the next time they are in the area.
Payment for home visits is by cash or cheque.
My dog is already microchipped
The Animal Services team requires a certificate from your veterinarian or Council to verify that the dog is properly microchipped. You can take your dog to our dog pounds during opening hours to have your dog checked for a microchip.
Change of address within the District or from another area
I've moved within the Western Bay
If you (a dog owner) have moved to a new address within the Western Bay District you need to notify Council of the dog's new address within two weeks of your move. You can do this by calling or emailing the Customer Services team on 07 571 8008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I've moved to the Western Bay
If you have moved from another Council district to the Western Bay you need to notify the previous council of your change of address, and let us know within two weeks of your move. You can do this by calling or emailing the Customer Services team on 07 571 8008 or email@example.com
You also need to complete a tag swap for your dog's registration tag from your previous council's tag to a Western Bay tag. You can do this by bringing your current year registration tag into one of our area offices. There is no charge for your tag swap.